Archive - Aug 2013
A Board of Aldermen-approved rate increase for Starkville residential sanitation customers aims to help the sanitation and environmental safety department balance its budget for fiscal year 2014.
Itâ€™s been almost five months since Jerry Oliver and Mark Lanham began their â€śWalk Across Americaâ€ť in San Diego to support the United States Constitution. On Wednesday, the two men made their way along Highway 82 in Starkville on their journey to Washington D.C.
Sending lumber overseas required a different type of container than Jim Hunt was accustomed to working with as planer mill manager at Main Street Forest Products in Maben.
The Starkville Yellowjackets may be different.
The Noxubee County Tigers may not be the same either.
At least for tonight, the two defending state champion high school football teams are bracing for quite a clash.
Starkville, which won the Class 5A State title last year, will be making the trip down to Macon to face last season's Class 4A champion Noxubee County.
Some have called tonightâ€™s contest between Starkville Academy and Lamar School a â€śbaptism by fireâ€ť for the visiting Volunteers.
Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill wouldn't necessarily disagree.
There's a special emphasis for tonightâ€™s game between French Camp Academy and Choctaw County High School.
It will be the first time for the newly-consolidated Choctaw County to be involved in a game as unified Chargers.
MABEN â€“ It has always been said it is not over until the lady sings.
On Thursday, East Webster and Nanih Waiya put that statement to the test as they battled until the very end with the Lady Wolverines scoring one in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 slow-pitch softball victory.
Hebron Christian seemed to have runners on base in every inning.
The Lady Eagles never had a big inning, but they did score in five of the seven innings as they went on to beat the Lady Volunteers of Starkville Academy 9-2 Thursday afternoon on the SA's home field.
"They did OK," Hebron coach Cass Tapley said. "They're getting better."
Soccer is all about a game of space and what each team does with that space.
On Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex, Jackson Academy did enough with its opportunities to claim a 2-1 victory against the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
Oktibbeha County is still waiting for more than a half-million dollars, but itâ€™s hard to collect.
According to Oktibbeha County Justice Court records, as of early August, more than 2,700 people owed the county money in deliquent fines, or fines that are more than 30 days past due. The list, which is about 56 pages long, totaled up to $539,930.20 in delinquent fines.